Now that former Vice President Joe Biden has all but locked down the Democratic party nomination, attention has turned to who he will tab as his running mate.
The 77-year-old Washington insider’s pick is of the utmost importance because as the presumptive nominee continues to demonstrate, he is in no condition for the job and is unlikely to finish his term.
With the field of potential winners already narrowed due to the candidate’s vow to only pick a woman, there is fierce competition to be the chosen one who will go down in history as the nation’s first female president.
When it comes to star power, there is only one choice who could unify the party, thrill celebs and the media and pay homage to party royalty and that is Michelle Obama.
The former first lady received a huge endorsement from Biden’s wife who gushed that Mrs. Obama would be a “wonderful” vice president.
Dr. Jill made her pick on CNN’s “New Day” during an interview with host Alisyn Camerota.
Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, on Friday said she would “love” to see former first lady Michelle Obama as her husband’s running mate.
“I’d love it if Michelle would agree to it,” Biden told CNN. “But you know, I think she’s had it with politics. I don’t know. She’s so good at everything she does. That would be wonderful.”
Biden, who was vice president to Obama’s husband, former President Obama, said earlier this week that he’d pick Michelle Obama as his vice president “in a heartbeat.”
“She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends,” Biden told Pittsburgh’s KDKA. “I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again.”
With Biden now the presumptive Democratic nominee, the presidential campaign is now focused in part on his choice of running mate. Biden has promised to select a woman.
Biden has boxed himself in with his promise to only consider women and is currently under intense pressure to pick divisive demagogic conspiracy monger Stacey Abrams as a reward to black leaders and Mrs. Obama could be a way to appease them.
Earlier this week, Obama family handler Valarie Jarrett threw cold water on the idea that Michelle O. would consider the possibility.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has committed to choosing a woman as his running mate. But an Obama family confidante on Tuesday said there’s “no chance” that woman will be Michelle Obama.
Valerie Jarrett, a former Obama White House senior adviser, took a hatchet to the recent speculation that the former first lady would consider joining the Democratic ticket with Biden, who served as her husband’s vice president.
“The reason why I’m being so unequivocal is that there just simply has never been a time when she’s expressed an interest in running for office,” Jarrett said in an interview with The Hill. “She’s not demurring here. She’s not being hard to get. She doesn’t want the job.”
Jarrett would certainly be well-positioned to speak for Mrs. Obama given her role as the hidden power behind the throne as well accessibility to a media that believes she walks on water.
It is hard to believe that the ex-FLOTUS would give up the cushy celebrity lifestyle that she now enjoys to take a real job and with Biden’s declining mental state, she could quickly go from the frying pan into the fire.
If the Biden’s do choose Mrs. Obama and she agrees then it would be a way to subvert that pesky 22nd Amendment limiting the president to two terms because the “first man” will be the one calling the shots.